Welcome to the 5th year edition of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup co-organized by The Hindu and The Chennai Trekking Club
ur ambitious target for June 8th is to collect 50+ tons of garbage from 20+km of Chennai beaches with 5000+ volunteers both individual volunteers, corporates, schools and NGOs all joining hands together to send a strong message of environmental awareness and conservation within our society. Coordination of this massive cleanup operation will be done by a 100+ member organizing team of the Chennai Trekking Club who will coordinate with both groups and individual volunteers at the 15+ target beach zones.
Groups (Corporates, schools, NGOs) will report to their designated beach zones on Sunday morning through their own transport and join the cleanup effort along with individual volunteers. The cleanup will happen between 6-8:30am. Corporates have to procure bio-degradable garbage bags, gloves and refreshments beforehand for their employees. Contact details of bags/gloves vendors will be shared. Estimated cost per head is around 60Rs. Schools, NGOs and individuals can participate free of cost (bags, gloves, refreshments will be sponsored).
he entire event will be extensively covered by our event partner The Hindu as well as a broad awareness campaign on the social media supported by a large team of photographers of the Chennai Trekking Club to carry our message of conservation to a wide audience. Last year 5500 people participated in the 4th year edition of our Coastal Cleanup including 3000 individual volunteers and 100+ corporates, schools and NGOs cleaning up 40 tons of garbage from our coastline.
Theme of this year's cleanup is both conservation and recycling. On June 7th evening there will be an exhibit at Eliot beach in which various vendors active in recycling, segregation, green & bio-degradable products will display their range of products and create awareness among the public.
World Environment Day is on June 5th - http://www.unep.org/wed/
World Ocean Day is on June 8th - http://worldoceansday.org/
We welcome sponsors who wish to be associated with this major event & conservation cause and enable us to keep the event free for participating individual volunteers, schools and NGOs.
Volunteers and groups will be allocated uniformly according to garbage density across various designated beach zones: